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Alzheimer’s Infamous APOE Gene

Most of the time, it takes a combination of genetics, bad environment and unhealthy lifestyle to trigger Alzheimer’s. However, one gene called apolipoprotein E (APOE) can make a big difference.

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Cynicism Triples Dementia Risk?

In a study on health & cynicism, people were asked how much they agree with statements such as, “I think most people would lie to get ahead,” and “It is safer to trust nobody”. The clear connection between their answers and their risk of dementia may startle you.

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What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia is one of the 3 leading causes of dementia. When it appears together with Alzheimer’s, as it often does, it is called “Mixed dementia”. Learn what causes it and how to identify different types.

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Is Alzheimer’s Catchy?

It looks like a sneeze cannot give anyone Alzheimer’s. While Alzheimer’s abnormal disease proteins do spread from cell-to-cell, they are not “infectious”. Check out the facts.

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